Professor Lars Kunze

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  • Qualifications:BSc, MSc, PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • Position:Professor in Safety for Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Department:School of Engineering
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
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About me

I am a Professor in Safety for Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at UWE Bristol. Prior to this, I was a Departmental Lecturer in Robotics in the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) and the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford (where I am now a Visiting Fellow). In the ORI, I lead the Cognitive Robotics Group (CRG).

I am also the Technical Lead at the Responsible Technology Institute (RTI), an international centre of excellence focused on responsible technology at Oxford University; a Programme Fellow of the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP), and a Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science at Christ Church, University of Oxford. 

I am also an Editor of both the Journal of Responsible Technology and the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence.

My areas of expertise lie in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). My goal is to enable robots to understand their surroundings, to act autonomously, and to explain their own behaviour in meaningful human terms. To this end, my research concerns the design and development of fundamental AI techniques for autonomous robot systems. In my work, I focus on the combination of knowledge representation, reasoning, machine learning, and robot perception; motivated by applications in complex, real-world environments.

Area of expertise

Cognitive Robotics, Causal & Explainable AI, Safe Autonomy, Trustworthy Systems


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